SSD Bootmgr missing...

TheCur

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So I just had the BOOTMGR Missing error come up on my Intel 80GB SSD.

I popped in my Win 7 Pro disc and started recovery tools. Got to the point to load the AHCI driver and it just kept failing. Tried a couple different downloaded version and none would install. "Installation failed". It's the correct ICH9R driver for the Gigabyte mobo. Could see the correct files on the USB.

I could not get System recovery to see the OS install no matter what I tried. It does see the drive and identifies it during the AHCI load screen after POST.

There are files on the drive I need to recover.

Thoughts?
 

omniscence

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The Microsoft AHCI driver should support ICH9R, so IMHO there is no need to install the Intel driver.
Can you put the SSD in another computer or use a Linux boot disk and look at the SMART data?

You can use the Windows boot disk and at least look at the partition table with diskpart.
 
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TheCur

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The Microsoft AHCI driver should support ICH9R, so IMHO there is no need to install the Intel driver.
Can you put the SSD in another computer or use a Linux boot disk and look at the SMART data?

You can use the Windows boot disk and at least look at the partition table with diskpart.

That's what I thought, but no, I could not get the boot disk to see the OS install, or even the disk.

I put it in another Win 7 machine and was only able to see the 7Mb partition, not the OS install.

Ugh.
 
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